A relapse is normal during recovery. In order to attain abstinence after one has regressed, several actions can be taken.
Relapse gets even the most committed and focused patient on their way to recovery.
Feeling great remorse and shame after relapsing is common. The patient may feel defeated in his or her ordeal with recovery and decides to give in to the urge.
Up to 60% of patients trying to recover have a relapse at some point on the process.
Familiarization with possible conditions that bring about regression and drawing out an avoidance strategy are some of the ways you can turn regression to your advantage. By delving deeper into the root causes of the relapse you will be laying the foundation for a recovery which will ensure that you bounce back stronger than ever.
Although unfortunate, relapsing after spending considerable amount of time being sober is fairly common. Approximately 50% of all recovering addicts experience moments of weakness that take them back again and make them pick up drugs or alcohol all over again.
You can prevent relapse if you are aware of the warning signs.
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Below are some red flags to note:
In cases where one dose led to another and perhaps that succeeding dose led to another dose, then that sounds like you are back to your old habit.
The second time may need you to be put in some of the effective treatment programs such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) so that you can fully recover without relapsing again. There are several forms of therapy, which can be explored among the many treatment programs and include art and music therapy, yoga and relaxation techniques, physical fitness and even equine therapy.
Your condition needs to be assessed so that you know if you are supposed to return to the facility for treatment or not. You need to evaluate if what happened was just a one-time temporary moment of weakness.
The main objective, at the start of rehabilitation after a regression, must strictly be achievement of normal living. Admission into conducive surroundings where one can be held responsible and answerable, in the initial periods when one is more prone to regression, is the finest choice. After exiting from rehab, you need to have a plan already on how you are going to conduct your life.
In case your gut feels that you are more likely to relapse post -rehab, it would be best to ask help from your counsellor or support group to address your situation. Join a de-addiction program that can help you live a sober life.